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Welcome to Hollybush Conservation Centre

Coming soon - Green Woodwork Experience Days

Sunday 27 April, 8 June, 20 July 2014 

Learn to use the basic tools and the skills required for working with green wood in an outdoor classroom under a tarp shelter in a reconstruction of a woodland workshop. Learn how to carve clothes pegs, wooden flowers, a spoon or spatula, and make a rustic stool using traditional tools including a shave-horse. There will also be a demonstration of wood-turning using a foot-powered lathe.

For more information, please visit our training page.

Volunteering at Hollybush

Now recruiting for Volunteer Officers!

Hollybush Conservation Centre is home to The Conservation Volunteers in Leeds.

You can volunteer with Hollybush every day of the week if you like. There is always something going on, whether its going out with one of our practical teams (Tuesday to Friday every week) to do some hands-on conservation work, supporting our students on the gardening course or helping around the gardens at Hollybush.

This week's tasks:

Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th April - Dewsbury Country Park - pond clearance in the nature reserve AND Calverley Millenium Way - footpath restoration 

Thursday 17th April - Dewsbury Country Park - continuing the pond clearance AND Hollybush Garden - we’ll be laying flags in the raised bed area 

Tuesday 22nd April - Hollybush Garden - building staging for the polytunnel AND Calverley Millenium Way - clearing vegetation from the 

Wednesday 23rd April - Calverley Millenium Way - clearing vegetation from the footpath AND Dewsbury Country Park - the final day of tree guarding! 

Thursday 24th April - Hollybush Garden - building staging for the polytunnel AND Armley - working with Armley Common Right Trust on one of their green spaces


How to find us

We undertake a wide range of conservation activities and provide lots of opportunities for volunteers. Hollybush has a unique atmosphere. Our work standards are high but we have a relaxed and sociable approach which makes this a great place to be. Why not join us and discover it for yourself?

Contact our volunteer coordinator Jess to find out how you can get involved today.

What's in it for you?

  • Personal development
  • A stepping stone to a career in the environment sector
  • Learn practical skills
  • Gain experience in volunteer co-ordination and project management
  • Receiving formal training through our training programmes

More information about volunteering

Hollybush Newsletter

You can download the latest news from Hollybush here!